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CRAF7003 - Building Elements & Tech - Conservation

Title:Building Elements & Tech - Conservation
Long Title:Building Elements & Tech - Conservation
Module Code:CRAF7003
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Craft
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Author: THOMAS MURRAY
Module Description: This module provides the student with the knowledge and understanding of building conservation policy and methodologies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the principles of building conservation policy.
LO2 Outline and apply the appropriate methodologies in improving the energy performance standards of historic buildings.
LO3 Explain traditional building methodologies.
LO4 Explain the performance of works of conservation with reference to structural timbers, beams, foundations and walls.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Conservation, Maintenance and Repair
Charters and the historical development of the construction industry, values, and the conservation team. Structural elements and conservation.
Decay in materials and structure
Deterioration and remedial measures associated with wood, stone and other materials. The uses and applications of plastics and synthetic materials as substitutes, in conjunction with, wood as the base material. Internal environment of historic buildings.
Conservation practice
Allowance for the behaviour of timber, recognised jointing techniques, splicing and appropriate intervention and pathology schedules. Timber and construction materials performance in buildings.
Characteristics and principle styles of building conservation when renovating or extending.
Shop Front design: methods of weathering, jointing and construction. Shop fitting, purpose-made counters and fitments for public buildings, office/hotel reception areas, banks. Wall panelling fitting and fixing methods of straight and curved wall, acoustic panelling. Church furniture, principles of design and construction.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project On conservation policy and methodologies 1,2,3,4 30.0 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independant directed learning of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Department of the Environment, Conservation Guidelines, Stationary House Dublin
  • Department of the Environment Local Government, (Planning and development) Regulations
  • Duchas, Architectural Heritage Protection-Guidelines for Planning Authorities
  • Bernard M. Feilden 2003, Conservation of historic buildings, Architectural Oxford [ISBN: 07506 5863 0]
  • Cecil A. Hewett, English Historic Carpentry, Linden Publishing [ISBN: 0-941936-414]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers,, Natural Ventilation in Non-domestic Buildings [ISBN: 1903287561]
  • Grover P. 2007, Architectural Conservation: Principles and Practice, Specialist Books [ISBN: 063204006234]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 6 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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